Garden at the H.C. Anderson Museum

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Erik van den Ham on January 30, 2009

The Hans Christian Andersen Museum (Info from museum website)

The birthplace of the writer of fairytales lies in the old city precinct. The Hans Christian Andersen Museum opened in 1908 as a museum focusing on the life and work of the writer, making it one of the first writer museums in the world.

The completely new museum exhibitions tell of the writer’s life, from his childhood years as the son of a poor shoemaker in Odense via the hard times he spent on his way towards realising his dreams in Copenhagen, his schooling, debut as a writer and career as an author, old age and death. You can follow the writer’s acquaintanceships, love life, artistic career and his many journeys.

The exhibitions take you back to the age out of which Andersen’s work originated: His lifetime – from 1805 to 1875 – was full of great events. You will be presented with Hans Christian Andersen the man, his characteristic appearance and his cast of mind. The writer’s creative range is illustrated via his drawings and papercuts. And in the library you will gain an impression of his comprehensive authorship as well as the worldwide fame of his works.

The museum has all modern facilities and you can set off exploring Andersen’s universe, leaf through his books via computer and listen to his fairytales at the many listening posts. The museum bookshop features a wide selection of books in several languages by and about Hans Christian Andersen.

Nick Weall on January 31, 2009

Wow Erik this is a great shot, a beautiful curve and wonderful reflections, interesting buildings and colour and a tree to balance it all up. Well composed Erik and then all of the very useful text underneath ~ This is a GE dream shot.

Best of straight away. ciao nick

Finn Lyngesen flfoto… on January 31, 2009

Hi Erik!

I've just noticed all your new pictures from Denmark. This is a great one, with nice composition and good colors. Great with the reflection too!

Kind regards. Finn.

Erik van den Ham on January 31, 2009

Hi Nick thanks so much, you've made my day! I'm truly honoured! Dunno what to say, I'm blushing. Thanks for your 'Best of', that's so kind of you.

Yes Finn we got back on Monday evening. We had a truly fantastic time in your lovely country, Denmark. Thanks for your wonderful advice, that really came in handy.

Greetings, Erik

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